The Friends of the Hennepin Canal will be holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, September 15.

This month’s hike will be from Bridge 50 to Bridge 52 on the feeder canal. The hike is 4.1 miles in length and it has been named the “Cottonwood”.

We will meet at Bridge 50 on the northwest side at 1:30 pm, where we will be shuttled to Bridge 52 to begin our hike.   Directions to Bridge 50 are to take Route 40 north from Route 6 (or I80) to Route 172. Then west on Route172 to where it crosses the Feeder Canal.

The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small legs.  You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes.  There is no fee for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend.  We ask that you dress weather appropriately.

For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at: hikes@friends-hennepin-canal.org (email) or call 815-664-2403 (home)                                                           or log on to our website at: www.friends-hennepin-canal.org .

Next hike:  October 20                                                                                                                                                                                     Hike route: Bridge 15 to Bridge 17A  Length: 4.8 miles  Meet at: Bridge 15 (West parking lot, Visitors Center)                                                                                                 Hike name: Water Snake